Dan co-founded Maplewood in 2000. He is President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. As Chairman and CEO, Dan is engaged in leading the management team of the firm as well as co-managing the firm’s Clearing Solutions Division and independent consultant business. Dan is also part of a financial advisor team that offers personal investment advice for a select group of clients.
Dan began his career in the financial service industry in 1987 at May Financial Corporation where he served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and head of the Correspondent Clearing Division. Prior to being in the financial services industry he was in public accounting.
Dan earned a BBA in accounting from Baylor University. Native Texans, Dan and his wife Cari have a daughter and reside in Dallas. Dan has served on the FINRA District 6 committee twice and held the 2000 Chairman title. He has been on both national and local committees through the years. Dan is a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, licensed Insurance Agent and holds the following FINRA licenses: 7, 63, 65, 4 , 24, 27, 53, 55, 78 and 99.
Cindy Besek co-founded Maplewood Investment Advisors, Inc. in 2000 where she serves as Senior Vice President. Her responsibilities include the strategic and operational leadership of the firm, directing processes which allow the firm’s staff to deliver extraordinary client service, and overall management of the firm with a focus on long term business strategy. Additionally, Cindy is a co-manager of the firm’s Clearing Solutions Division and serves as a Financial Advisor, along with Dan Dooley, delivering investment advice to their clients.
Cindy began her career (1987) as an Operational Assistant at Rotan Mosley, Inc. and then a Commodity Trading Assistant at Kidder Peabody. During her tenure at May Financial Corporation (1990 through 2000), she became a Principal of the firm and managed the Trading Operations for the firm and it’s Correspondent Clearing Division.
Ms. Besek is a 1986 graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with a BBA in Finance, and holds the following FINRA licenses: 7, 63, 65, 24, 55, 78, 99. Maplewood Investment Advisors, Inc. has long maintained active participation in the regulatory community. Cindy served on the NASD Business District 6 Conduct Committee from 2003 to 2006. She is the former Chair of that committee as well as serving on the NASD Advisory Council and the Regional Nominating Committee.
Laurie joined Maplewood in July 2008. Her responsibilities include focusing on potential compliance vulnerability and risks of the firm, developing, monitoring, and managing the firm’s compliance policies and procedures both internally and externally. She conducts compliance audits, develops and administers compliance training to staff and interacts with regulatory organizations. She manages operations for the firm and provides back office support to the firm’s tri-party relationships and independent advisors.
Laurie began her career in the financial industry in 1989. Prior to joining Maplewood, she held various management positions in a number of financial institutions in Dallas, Texas including Titan Securities, Lehman Brothers, Wachovia Securities and Capital Institutional Services, Inc. She currently holds her FINRA licenses: Series 7, 63, 24, 8, 78, 99 and insurance license.
Debi joined Maplewood in January 2007. Her responsibilities include corporate accounting, payroll, commission calculations, and other various account functions. Debi graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1995 with a BBA in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the FINRA license 99. Prior to joining Maplewood she was in the commercial real estate industry for twelve years.
Debi and her husband, Roger, have been married since 1996. They live with their two children, Ally and Jake in Lantana, Texas.